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About Ko Samui
Ko Samui is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, located on the southeast-coast area. The easiest way to get here is by plane, but try to book your flight in advance to have better rates. Ko Samui is well known for its beautiful beaches with transparent waters and an amazing vibe -- it's much quieter and less touristic compared, for example, to Phuket, but for this reason becomes much more beautiful and special.
On this island, the most touristic area is Chaweng, which has a lot of shops, cafes, and restaurants (serving not only amazing Thai food, but also Italian, Chinese, and Indian choices). Chaweng beach is an amazing place with turquoise waters and white sand beaches -- it's the best place to relax during the day. The other places of the island are more quiet, but if you want to visit them, you can easily rent a bike or a tuk tuk (remember to negotiate the prices). During your stay, you cannot miss the chance to have a Thai massage or an oil massage -- the best and cheapest massages that you can have.
If possible, try to conciliate your trip with the full moon party event (occurs every month on the full moon, on the island of Koh Phangan) -- a party on the beach with a lot of fun, that you definitely don't want to miss (for a lot of people, this is the best full moon party of the world). You can easily get to Koh Phangan by ferry (only two hours away), and the ticket is not expensive.
While in Koh Phangan, take another ferry to visit Ko Tao Island, an amazing place to relax, swim, and snorkel.
There are a lot of hostels in Ko Samui that present good facilities with a good quality/ price relation (at full moon times, try to book in advance). Ko Samui hostels are an amazing place for you to meet a lot of people and share travel stories.
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"Excellent Value, Excellent Staff, Excellent Location - Nids bungalows is located very close to the main attractions. Nid herself is very helpful and provides visitors with water and fruit everyday. The Bungalows are roomy and aircon is available for 100baht extra -- well worth it. Rooms are cleaned and fresh linen and towels are provided every day. You cannot beat this place on the island in terms of value for money. Motobikes are available...
"… offering beach access , and nearby the nightlife spots where you can and a stroll along and choose of the great restaurants to dine on the Lamai beach I-Bed Samui feature with 3 categories, the coolest mix dorm 24 beds “ I-Dormitory “ , separate female dorm with 8 beds call “I-Female” and bunk bed each of 8 private rooms call “ I-Studio” all with air conditions. At I-Bed Samui Bed & Breakfast, we guarantee the nice sea...
Monkey Samui Hostel
"Stay Cool Stay Monkey! If your destination is Full Moon Party - The World Famous Party at Haad Rin Kho Phangan, this is a perfect place to stay. Hostel Shuttle Service, Full Moon Party Transfer Tickets, Car Rental are available in bargained rate. Monkey Samui Hostel is in green coconut garden inheritance from reat grand father-mother which offers you privacy and beautiful scenery. The hostel is located near Samui International Airport, Big...
Backpacker Samui Hostel
"Fantastic experience, amazing owner! - hostel is not somewhere you can only stay one night ... I wish I stayed longer! Ricky the owner does a fantastic job of maintaining the cleanliness, happiness and upbeat vibe of the hostel, is a funny and great guy who always has the time of day for a good chat and to help you out. The facilities are up to standard for a thai hostel with good personal lockers and cold air conditioning! This is a very...
Backpacker Samui Hostel
"… Samui Property is the smart choice for all your cheap Koh Samui accommodation needs. Backpacker Samui Property is a nonsmoking property. * Check in at 14.00 hrs. * check out at 12.00 hrs. If you will arrive later than 18.00, please inform the staff in advance, or the property has right to cancel the booking and charge the fee of first night as No Shown penalty. Working hour for our reception is between 8.00 22.00 hrs. After...
"Clean and cosy - Very nice hostel 200 m away from the beautiful Chaweng beach which I would call Thain Hawaii. Dorms are spacious and clean. Good air con. Room service is each day which is very surprisingly. Owner is very nice guy. Fare cost is 80 bat from ferry and take about 45 min on the local tuk-tuk car. Lots of shops and restaurants around. Hostel is in the quiet area off the main road yet close to the everything." … "Average -...
Baan Smile Hostel
"… are plenty of local restaurants, international restaurants, shopping place, and night clubs around. Choose 4 bunk beds in each room with air condition and privacy locker that you can keep your belongings safety. Moreover, another choice for whom that want to get more private, we also have double bed room for 2 persons serving a nice bathroom with bathtub that you can be more relaxing. Take an easy day at our living room at...
Ananas Samui Hostel
"… :) Ananas Samui Hostel, consist of some categories of dorm rooms as follows •4 bedded Female dorm room, en suite •4 bedded Male dorm •4 bedded Mixed dorm room •6 bedded Mixed dorm room •2 bedded Mixed dorm room •2 bedded Female dorm room All dorm rooms are equipped with air-conditioners and each bed are fixed with personal reading light and electrical plug, share bath rooms with hot & cold shower, shampoo...
"… those wishing to bring food home. Our guests often meet up here, share meals and drinks, or make plans to go explore Samui together. Hosteling is all about the people you meet, so Backpacker Hostel encourages our guests to interact! We are known for going out nightly for dinner, drinks, and dancing/clubbing, with discounts and deals at local venues for our guests! We encourage you to join and be part of the Backpacker Hostel...
Baan Smile Place
"… Koh Samui which is the paradise island in the gulf of Thailand. We are mostly for budget travelers and young ages who want to explore their vacation and make new friends from all over the world. We offer two room types which are dormitory and private rooms with inside bathroom of each room. Moreover, we also provide all necessary equipment in every room such as air condition, privacy locker, hot water, balcony and free wi-fi....
Buddha Lounge Samui
"… back to the hostel to enjoy you have the space to do it. We want you to have the best experience while staying with us on the island so we offer the following items: -Motorbike rentals (daily and monthly) -Taxi Service to any location on the island -Laundry Service -Towels for hire -Thai BBQ Dinner nights -Full Moon Party Packages - Group or individual tours to the waterfalls, snorkeling, scuba diving, boat tours or anything...
Samui Backpacker Hotel
"… offers a cheap but also quality place to stay. It is located in Bangrak which has lots of bars, restaurants and shops. If your thinking of heading to the Full Moon Party we are only a 2 minute walk to the Full Moon Party Pier and also only a 10 minute walk to the pier which takes you to the beautiful island of Koh Tao. We also offer Full Moon Party packages. Facilities include: Air conditioned dorm rooms Hot showers Free Wifi...
Tam's Guesthouse & Restaurant
"… bar/restaurant area and outside on the verandahs. Each air-conditioned room is fitted with satellite TV, fridge and minibar. Shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom. There is also a dormitory style accommodation with 10 beds, fan , shared bathroom. For leisure, guests can enjoy a game of pool. Information on day trips can be found at the on-site tour desk. For exploring the local attractions, the hotel offers car...
Let's Go Backpacker Hostel
"… ATM'S, shops and many restaurants. Both the Airport and Big Buddha are 10 Minutes away and a 5 minute drive will bring guests to the restaurants and bars in Bang Rak or to the Big Buddha Pier to catch a ferry to Koh Phangan (Full Moon Party) or Koh Tao. With its convenient location, Let's Go offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations and more. Hostel Conditions 1.Only cash is accepted for payment upon check-in. 2.1...
The Friendship Koh Samui Hostel
"The Friendship Koh Samui Hostel is a 5-minute walk to Bangrak Pier and Big Buddha. It offers clean and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi. The property is equipped with a tour desk and massage services. Aircondition Rooms have a double bed ,wifi, fridge, half seavieuw and come with and en suite bathroom, fan room have a double bed, wifi, balcony, seavieuw and a en-suite bathroom. Bed in dormitory has air conditioning and terras whit sea...
DD Guest House
37/79 Moo 3, Bophut
167/7 Moo 2, Bo Phut, 167/7 Moo 2, Bo Phut
Narri's Hostel Dormitory
3/58 Moo2, Chaweng Beach Road
Mook Samui International Hostel
"… International Hostel have the chance to make friend with people from all over the world. This is the kind of atmosphere that we want to create. For us, the staff of Mook Samui International Hostel, it brings great joy to interact with people from so many exciting places. We offer ensuites with twin beds, ideal for friend visiting. The spacious rooms measure from 16 square metres to 17 square metres. All our ensuites have...
"Fun, amazing common area, safe and great staff - It's far from the main nightlife area which is chaweng beach. However, one of the staff is willing to drop/pick up a group of people from bangrak to chaweng for 60 baht each that's a steal. Amazing common area with huge sound system and tv. Staff is always around and most of them are westerns with perfect English. Breakfast is toast, jam/butter, coffee or tea. Wifi can be slow at night but in...
Behind The Scene Hostel Club at Samui
"… style. We will bring you the high standards of quality, extraordinary design and ultimate friendliness. We also provide - Large Common Area where you can meet new friends - Free Wi-Fi Internet Access throughout the building - Free Shampoo & Shower Gel - Free Hair Dryers in shared bathrooms - Security Key Card Access & CCTV - Laundry Service - Free Luggage Storage up to 7 days - Random Fun Activities / Events at our hostel Notes...
Chaweng Beach Backpackers Hostel
"… You will meet and mix with the other backpackers and go out with them Perfect if you are a solo traveler. We are 2 minutes walk from the beach so you could not have a better location for this price. FACILITIES Communal seating area Kitchen with fridge,kettle, toaster and microwave and sink Books to read and large DVD library for a rainy day. Hot showers internet with skype Free WIFI Honour bar with cold drinks/snacks for...
"… private rooms is with aircon and fan, international tv, hot shower, security lockers, fridge and balcony. every bungalow is with aircon and fan, international tv, hot shower, fridge and garden view terrace. every room or bungalow is clean and modern equipped. the rooms are cleaned every day! we have a restaurant as well with friendly service, international kitchen and good price. some people use the restaurant for converse with...
"If you are looking for an apartment in Lamai, you have come to the right place, whether you are looking to live close to the town or in the more quiet, rural areas of Lamai. Aloha Apartment with your budget in mind. All apartments here have one large bedroom, shower, TV, refrigerator and private balcony. Ideally located, not far from all of the best that the metropolitan Lamai area has to offer. Checking in is done at Aloha Resort as we do...
"… on the middle of Chaweng Beach with the best access to the beach. We provide 4 different type of rooms: 1. King size bedroom with fan, TV and shearing bathroom, perfect for 2 persons 2. Twin bed with fan,TV/DVD and shearing bathroom, perfect for 2 persons 3. Triple room with 1 king size and 1 single bed, fan, balcony,TV and shearing bathroom, perfect for 3 persons or 4 persons (extra bed for 150-200bat per night) 4. Double room...
"… from Indian, European, Spanish, Italian, and of course tantalizing Thai with Thai seafood delights. Late night entertainment, music, and dancing all are to be found near Penzy Guesthouse and when you are exhausted and need to regenerate, a quick walk brings you back to your room to sleep and dream of more things to do in the new day. Very Important! Cancellations/No Shows: 2 room nights will be charged. Early Check...
Tropical Garden Lounge
"… Cocktails from 99 Baht and Beers from 50 Baht. The Pool is open 24 hours for your convenience. For the perfect start, we offer you various Breakfast Selection in our Breakfast Corner, daily from 7.30 until 14.00. For refreshments during the day and invigorating cocktails in the evening the palm lounge is the right place to be. Library, Internet Station, Games and much more is available at the Palm Lounge. Wireless Internet Access...
Samui Garden Home
"… to Lamai Beach. Standard Villa: A delightful villa with separate sleeping, cooking, bathing and living area affording your expectation on long vacation. There are comprising of one bedroom, one bathroom, one living room and one kitchen. All room are equipped with the modern amenities providing the enjoyment of gracious living. Cabana Villa: For a luxurious stay with the pool side view enables direct access to the swimming pool...
"… private and romantic hideaways to be explored and see the Samui of yesterday with a visit to the Main Nathorn town and enjoy a dinner while watching the Samui sunset into the ocean. In the evening stroll to nearby restaurants offering eating exploring experiences from Indian, European, Spanish, Italian, and of course tantalizing Thai with Thai seafood delights. Late night entertainiment, music, and dancing all are to be...
Samui Honey Cottages
"Samui Honey Cottages and Resort is a family run hotel in Samui. Our staff is helpful and friendly in a more casual ambience compared with five-star hotels. Our guests will be absolutely impressed by our authentic Thai hospitality and be treated as part of the family." … "… 5 to 10 m. from the sandy beach in a tropical garden--are very spacious (about 20 sq.m.) with a large bathroom (shower with a glass roof, hot and cold water)...
Fullmoon House Samui
"… night life but also easy to reach Lamai Beach by cross the road All rooms stand in a quiet tropical garden. Air-conditioning, Fan, TV, Frigg, Free WIFI Internet and hot Shower Fullmoon House Samui can be easy reach less than 10 minutes by car to \'Chaweng Beach\' the Tourist attraction in Samui and 20 minutes by car to Samui International airport. \'EASY TIME. EASY LIFE\' ********** VERY IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
Rak Samui Residence
"Rak samui Residence has: 21 fully serviced rooms twin or double. All with Airconditioning, Balcony, sateellite TV, Telephone, free WiFi. In room safe,room service, laundry, Mini bar, Tea and coffee making facilities Rak Samui Residence are 21 fully serviced rooms twin or double. All with Airconditioning, Balcony, sateellite TV, Telephone, free WiFi. In room safe,room service, laundry, Mini bar, Tea and coffee making facilities." …...
"Facilities: Daily room clean. Hot water provide in air-con room. Towel, hand towel provided. Laundry service with reasonable price, return next day. Motorbike & car rental. ticket full moon and tour The property has 16 private rooms and balcony & bathroom. We have 4 types of rooms: DELUXE ROOM WITH SALON SEPARATE, standard room with air-con, superior room with air-con and wooden house with Thai style with a fantastic views with electric...
Moby Dick Guesthouse
"… have free wireless internet. Free safety box. First floor we have reception area, bar and restaurant. We have 4 pool tables and big screen for sports. FREE WIFI. Kitchen is open from 8.30 am to 19.00 pm. We serve breakfast, thai & european food. We also sell ferry tickets to Koh Phangan and Ko Tao with pick up from guesthouse to the ferry. We have both Fan and AC rooms . Also AC rooms for 3 and 4 people available. Rooms are cleaned...
Phalarn Inn Samui
"Visit us at Phalarn Inn Resort a family owned resort with the friendliest atmosphere surrounded by nature. We have been host to foreigners and locals alike for the past 30 years. Phalarn Inn resort is an option for those who seek a relaxing holiday in Samui. Within this tropical green garden lush with tall towering palm trees you can also now relax and take a dip in our very own swimming pool, made especially to accommodate the 21 rooms where...
"new guesthouse created in chaweng beach with italian management.all rooms have air con cable tv hot water private bathroom and safe box.outside the guesthouse have garden with maxiscreen satellite and italian restaurant and thai food. the empire is located 50 meter near the beach in the chaweng road,opposit the famous resort poppies." … 111/2 Moo 3 Bophut
Gilda's Guest House
"… (3), Cots (1), Lounge seating for 3, Sleeps maximum of 6 Other: Linen and towels provided. Outdoors: Balcony / Terrace, Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available Access: Wheelchair access, Parking space Will consider: Long term lets (over 1 month) Short-breaks (4 days or fewer) Bar & Restaurant and Swimming Pool Our bar is a quite, relaxing and has a chilled Atmosphere The bar and restaurant opens...
The Wave Samui
"… All guest rooms are private and located in house with free high speed Wi-Fi available throughout. We take your security very seriously, all rooms have electronic mini-safe and corridors protected by cctv with electronic front door entry system when the bar restaurant is closed. The bar restaurant serves a full range of soft and alcoholic drinks and a wide variety of food to meet every budget and taste, what's more, as residents...
The Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel
"Welcome to the tranquility of this paradise. The Fair House is most known for its friendliness, quiet location, wonderful beach and tropical gardens. Set privately amongst the coconut groves on Chaweng Noi Beach. In the lush, tropical gardens and coconut plantations, you will find our bungalows and rooms, carefully built in Thai and Southern style to harmonize with nature. You can enjoy a traditional Thai massage in our Sala, play Volleyball...
Samui Beach Resort
"… European and Thai food at extremely reasonable prices. Come and sit on our terrace and enjoy the view where you will have breakfast every morningWe have a range of different room types, from doubles to triples to family rooms which have 4 beds!Other facilities include:* Free safety deposit box* Laundry * Motorcycle / Jeep rental* Tel / Fax / Email Service* Tour & travel booking* Taxi serviceSamui Beach Resort is ideally...
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Ko Samui Travel Tips & Suggestions
I don't know how to describe this island -- tropical paradise, beach lovers' utopia, or scuba divers' heaven? I guess it's all that and more! Chewang (beach) was a bit too crowded for me, so after staying for a night I shifted to Lamai (beach), which is less crowded, more serene and placid for the senses. I managed to find a cottage as close as possible to the beach for less than $20 and I guess that is cheap considering the fact that I visited in February, the peak tourist season for all of Thailand. A word of caution though -- the locals tend to rip you off. I hopped in on a tuk-tuk for less than a kilometer and when I got off the driver demanded an exorbitant sum and forced me into paying up. On another occasion while visiting this waterfall I fell off my bicycle and bruised myself. The locals, realising that I couldn't ride, offered to drop me back to my cottage in their pick-up for a price! There's always a devil or two in paradise, isn't there? And yes, there are some excellent scuba diving opportunities for both amateurs and professionals with phenomenal underwater visibility.
— Dr. Maajed J. Wani
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